NYC Steepster Tea Meetup 5/1: The Details
My love of tea is far greater than my anxiety about going to a meetup for a site that I have not yet invested enough time. I’ll be there, and I’m certainly looking forward to it.
UPDATE: Radiance dropped the price to just $10/person for our little Steepster event. Yay!
Now I love them even more :) See you all tomorrow!
One of the most renowned teas of the world. This tea only uses the best and youngest handpicked buds and leaves of the tea plant. The result is an
unforgettable sweetness and delicate cup that leaves the mouth in amazement.
Long Jing (Dragon Well)
Grown exclusively in West Lake area in Zhejiang province, Dragon Well tea is China’s most famous green tea. Handpicked as soon as it’s ripe, it is one of the most tender and freshest of all green teas. Vibrant green leaves, vegetal, aromatic, with a
lingering sweetness make up this truly superior cup of tea.
Jin XuanT (Golden Lily)
Has a naturally sweet milky creaminess with a gentle taste. It grows in a special environment and climate in Taiwan. Its fragrance is a reminiscent of a spring lily blossom.
Phoenix in the Forest
This incredible and hard to find oolong brings the sweetness of passion fruit to the mouth, a distinction that is one of a kind and hard to forget.
An intense and unmistakable smoky aroma created by placing the leaves in bamboo baskets over pine wood fires where they slowly absorb the essence of the smoke. A smoky tea lover’s delight.
After the tasting we had:
Considered to be one of the worlds three best black teas, this tea has a full bodied flavor with a hint of spice. A classic.
Japanese teas are steamed, which gives the cup a distince green color and sweet taste.
Sencha is also high in vitamin C and is a part of Japanese way of life.
Apricot honeybush that i can’t find on the menu!
Had a great time today, good tea and even better company! I won the very awesome tea maker and will post my review of it soon I am sure. Thanks to everyone for putting this together. Hopefully we’ll have many more to come.
Are there pictures posted of the meet-up anywhere?
My quick notes and pictures about the meetup (not the teas)
Thanks for posting your pictures from yesterday :)
Here are some more photos!
I’m so bummed I missed this by only a few days! Are there any plans to make this a possible recurring event?